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What are the key differences among hepatitis a, b, and c?
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Acute vs chronic
Hepatitis a is an acute infection which usually does not last more than a few months; it is almost never fatal.
It is contracted by shaking hands with or eating food prepared by a person with the infection. Hepatitis b and c are usually chronic infections which can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. They are transmitted by tiny amounts of blood; both treatable with medications.

In brief: Acute vs chronic
Hepatitis a is an acute infection which usually does not last more than a few months; it is almost never fatal.
It is contracted by shaking hands with or eating food prepared by a person with the infection. Hepatitis b and c are usually chronic infections which can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. They are transmitted by tiny amounts of blood; both treatable with medications.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several:
A: acute, transmitted by oral-fecal route, never chronic.
B: acute, small percentage become chronic, transmitted by body fluids. C: almost always chronic, often leads to liver cirrhosis, transmitted by body fluids.

In brief: Several:
A: acute, transmitted by oral-fecal route, never chronic.
B: acute, small percentage become chronic, transmitted by body fluids. C: almost always chronic, often leads to liver cirrhosis, transmitted by body fluids.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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